Research Experience
for Teachers

About RET

Rice University offers several research internships for teachers in the fields of nanotechnology and computer science. Click here to see a list of past RET interns and the names of their research posters!

Teachers from the Greater Houston Area are eligible to apply for all three of the RET internships below! Please submit a separate application for each internship you are interested in. Teachers from the Greater El Paso, TX and Phoenix, AZ areas are eligible to apply for the NEWT RET internship.


RET Programs

Nanotechonology (Nano RET)

Nanotechnology Research Experience for Teachers is a year-long program for Greater Houston Area teachers. The program includes a 6-week internship in a nanotechnology research laboratory at Rice University, seminars, presentations based on research done at Rice, and school year workshops.

Nanosystems Engineering Research Center for Nanotechnology-Enabled Water Treatment (NEWT RET)

NEWT Research Experience for Teachers is a year-long program for teachers in the Houston, TX; El Paso, TX; and Phoenix, AZ areas. The program includes a 6-week internship in a nanotechnology research laboratory focused on water treatment. Selected participants will work in laboratories doing research on water treatment at Rice University, The University of Texas at El Paso, or Arizona State University, depending on their area. The internship includes a 7-week internship in one of these labs, lesson planning, and travel to Houston, TX to present at a symposium.

Precise Advanced Technologies and Health Systems for Underserved Populations (PATHS-UP/Expeditions in Computing RET)

The PATHS-UP/Expeditions in Computing Research Experience for Teachers program is a year-long program for Houston area mathematics and computer science teachers. The program includes a 6-week internship in a research laboratory at Rice University, participation in other R-STEM programs, presentations based on the research done at Rice, and school year workshops.

Contact Information

Telephone: (713) 348-8211
Fax: (713) 348-3825
stem@rice.edu

Mailing Address

Office of STEM Engagement
Rice University
P.O. Box 1892, MS-7836
Houston, TX 77251-1892

Street Address

IBC Plaza Houston
5615 Kirby Dr.
Suite 730
Houston, TX 77005-2445